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f I .hivotos. April 22.-Undcr tho stringent
' i J?"liaed by the Secretary of tho Navy and
. W !?f ownlnshleld. Chief of tho Bureau of
S iiirttlon, no information whatever about the
jg KT o( Capt Sampson's squadron
1 B0Te2n out at tho Navy Department to
ll j officers on duty there would not
ffl ..knowledge that tho press reporU of
I iinarturo of the squadron had been con
' 1 7-!Lltothe department. Socretary Long, the
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I ip,k' wou,a not taIk b"t 1U T now,p
I "M I answer any of your question, yon may
. I '.,T cannot answer, and then you will
I r.at conclusions which may bo correct and
I therefore embarrassing."
I 01 all tho people In Washington Secretary
I long appeared to know less than all tho others
O4 I Jf, t tho doings of CapLSampaon' ships. Thero
I reason to bolievo that somo of therossels un-
I ia Capf-Sampson's command got under way last
I alibi. It waa 8ald Bt th0 I,ftTy DePrtnicnt to-
I Air Ut despatch had been recelred from
I Sot, Sampson before mldnlsht that part of tho
I iWdronbad already started for Cuban waters.
v I fflether this Is truo or not cannot bo asoor-
fftyalofflcers say that tho blookadeof Cuban
l a beauUful piece of strategy. Only
Jbont 130 B'le ' iix' northern coast Is pa
trolled by tho United States vessels, and ono
fcrtcnlronthe southorn coast Is guarded by
Opt. Sampson's ships. But In the short
itretches every port having means of railroad
jommunlcatlon with Havana Is cut off from
tomaunlcatlon with the outstdo world. Tho
jirts of the Island not guarded by theAmerl
Ian vessels hare no railroad eommulcatlon
with Havana. To get supplies from the outside
I tolls ports not blockaded would not do tho
I jtaialin forces any good. Tho only way to
1 tk the UPP110' to Havana would bo by
B MS to some ports where there arc no Teasels
B sttbe blockading squadron. It is impracticable
M t take these supplies overland. Tho road
U y, bad, and wagon train could mako no
8 srotreti. Besides, the Insurgent hold most
ff ol tho Urrilory adjacent to th unblockaded
1 jjucj, Down In Plnar del Rio province,
J .(tfit staooast towns axe not patrolled
jf kr American gunboat and cruisers, the lnsur
I tents bold full sway. In tho eastern end of tho
bland and in the Interior section no train can
.... nithnut belnir intercented br the natriot
m Capt. Sampson has things practically hi own
fray, although ho ha not ships enough to patrol
I th, 1.C0O miles of Cuban coast line. From
I Cirdtnn, eighty mile east of Havana, to
I Bahla Bonda, fifty mile west of tho capital,
U or eiress from Cuban porta. On the south coast,
I nljr Qeofuegos Is blockaded, but Clenfuegoa t
' its only place In that part of Cab which
tu direct railroad communication to Hav
au presumably not subjiot to interrup
tion by tho insurgents. Tho principal
ilscci on the northern coast over which a block
ade is now maintained axe Bahia Honda,Ca
tusu, Muriel, Jaimanlta, Havana, Flaya do
i. Baeuranas, Playa d Ulncou, Boca do Jarnco,
-Jera-Naiarena,-lItaniaj, El Taradero and
Ko Information can be obtained a to the dls-
ulbntlon of vessels made by Capt. Sampson.
Betook with him, according to tho press re
ports, one armored cruiser, two battle
ships. Are gunboats, ona monitor, ono
srotected cruiser, on despatch vessel fit
tad as a gunboat, and four torpedo boats.
The armored vessel will probably watch Ha
vana and the other will go elsewhere. It
is likely that the Cincinnati will bo sent
with two gunboat to guard th en-
Itranei to Clenfuegos. Tho ships sent to that
pert will have a long journey and will probably
U two days in getting there. They will be
rated from quick communication with tho
mala body of tho squadron, but Capt.
Eampaoa is too good a strategist to al
bw any of his command to be cut oft from
obtaining assistance from th others. Tho
blockade Is to be extended to other port of tho
Cuban coast when the fleet of light-draught tugs
and yachts recently purchased hav been fitted,
(or, service. It will probably be ten days beforo
the little Teasels can tako up their stations off
the minor Inlets of the Island.
The blockade of Cuban ports Is no paper
blockade. Every place named In the proc
lamation signed by the President this
afternoon wUl bo guarded by United
States warships. When more vessel are ready
the blockade will be extended, and the fact
announced In subsequent proclamations. The
Oortrnment has announced that blockades to
be binding must bo effective; in other words, no
blockide will bo tonslderod to exist where mer
chant vessels run In and out without molesta
The Secretary of tho Troasury will permit
Collectors of Customs to Issue clearance paoera
to til Cohan porta not Included In the proclama-
IUon Issued to-day. Secretary Gage telegraphed
ill Collectors of Customs on the Atlantio, Qulf
and I'acillo seaboards, as Soon as- tho President
Irned bis proclamation, that all ports on tho
Mrth coast of Cuba, from Cardenas to Bahla
Honda, and also Clonfuegos, on the south
"Wt, had been blockaded by the United
States, Collectors wero Instructed to com.
ttnnlcate this notification in writing to
J" foreign Consuls . la their respective
"strlcts and to the master of all vessols
PPlyrng for clearance to the btockoded
KM or ports in the vicinity. Tho instructions
W prevent loss to shippers and shipowners
Jj1"! t the same time slmpllty tho work of the
lockadlngsquiulion. Collectors wero also in
structed to tclograph the names of all Spanish
Mels in their districts. It is believed that few
"ow remain i, American ports.
Hon long the present so-called peaceful
wtksde will continue beforo An attempt is
M'lo to accuro n landing place in Cuba for
J" first military expedition, will dopend
Cl the ability of the army to complete
'"rrnnituiicms for entering tho Island. This
"Mine plmo will bo the base of supplies for the
erlren hud fortes. Until tho first division
X! i!i00ps la rcaiIr t0 embark from Tarapa,
ooh or yow Orleans, there will not bo
a aUt tired agninst tho Spanish shore
"ilcnccj by Cunt. Sampson if ho crtn
ym It. It Is the Intontlon of tho military
, .'""''il authorities to move togother
lnlln,; troops. When tho troops
1 w realy cni. Hamson will prococd to
1 of 11 '"1 covcr w,th Ula ml" ,h8 plnco
( ','"""fcrmllon. Then tho troops will go
"f""1" guard tho supplies which will follow
,f ,r ,u-esjful ucconipllshment of this move.
m marine bittallon which left New York to-
force"1 ,,antuir wl" totm partof the landing
mint'! ip!,arcy tuo Intention of tho Govern
''"JioUogUaUolUecoastof Porto Illco. This
I but n "rk cut out ,or lho tt"tt 9l"1'ron.
1 th. untrtnlnty about tho movements of
B v,ri i!rt ilcrt ot b'- Vincent. Cope
1 (in,., J",,lu'1s, has made it necessary for
I jtoSi ?,ro Uh,e' t0 r""aln ut """'Pt0"
I Km?" L, h,in 1"J now auxiliary cruisers St.
Mieriii t ''"' "8"f'1. nnl Yalo aro ready
Thti kl "l s"tb t j nsalet in tho blockade.
CuL yw" l, t0 patiol tho waters around
uua hmidted tulles or o from hore,
to watch for tho approach of bosttlo craft, Ko
vessel in tho Spanish navy strong enough to
whip the former American liner could catch
them before the ocsan greyhounds could Inform
Capt, Sampson of th approach ot the Spanish
There was joy unbounded at th Navy Depart
ment to-day when It bicame known positively
that tho American blockading squadron had
mado Its first capture ot a Spanish vessel.
When tho report was first received In
a newspaper bulletin that the Buena Ventura
had been taken by the Nashvlllo everybody In
the department was incredulous. Nearly all
the officers thought It exceedingly un
likely that any Spanish merchantman would
venture) so near the roast of tho United
Statca. Later on tho report got around that
the vessel captured was merely a lumber barge,
and many Jokes were passed about th prowess
exhibited by tho American Navy In its first
hostile engagement. Bnt when thero was no
longer any doubt that n Spanish carrying
ship of considerable also had been taken as a
prize, all the officers and employees of the naval
service on duty here felt proud ot the Nashville
and her complement. They admitted that
there wo not much to brag about, but
It was a good beginning, and wa re
garded by tho old sailors who have a tinge of
superstition In their veins as a good omen. Sec
retary Long, when asked about the capture,
would not admit that ba had any official Infor
mation on the subject. He said he believed the
report, though, and hi aid it with a smllo that
showed ho had good reasons for tho bellof.
There will probably ba more captures of
merchantmen in the next day or two. Every"
Collector ot Custom on th Atlantio coast
has been directed to Inform ''the Treasury
Department about SpanUh vessels that
have left hi port recently. Capt. Sampson
will be told of the names and ostensible destina
tion ot these One of tho ships for which
a lookout will bo kept by Capt, Sampson's
patrol Is tho New York and Porto Rioo
steamer Arkadla, which sailed from Brook
lyn yesterday for Porto Klco. Naval officials
think that th Arkadla will go to St, Thomas
Instead of Porto Rico, and Capt. Sampson ha
been so Informed, There Is ono thing sure, and
that is that the Spanish steamer Panama, which
sailed from New York for Havana on Wednes
day with Spanish resident ot New York, will
not get to Cuban capital. The Panama left be
fore It was certain that war would com so
soon, and her passengers aro probably In ia
noranco of the fact that they will be held up by
American warships and taken to Key West or
somo other port ot the United States.
The Navy Department to-day ordered tho pur
chase of a steamer to transport supplies and
stores In charge of the PaymosterGeneral'a offlo.
Her functions will be to transport supplies from
Key West to the blockading fleet and furnish
fresh provision and fruit so long as she can
maintain the duty without special danger ot
being caught by some Spanish ship.
trAim jfuzi. jLVTnomxT xo Flour.
Th FrealAint ( Aak Coamss t Declare CTar
WAsrrraoTON, April 22. President McKlnley
Intends to ask Congress to declare war agalntt
Spain to clear the anomalous condition now ex
isting. The President knows, and everybody
else in the higher administration circles knows,
that war Is already ' in progress, but
there aro a great many people who don't
realize yet that the United States la
bent on business and Intends vo wage hostilities
against Spain with all the physical energy they
can command. Under the term of tbareeolu
tlons of Congress the President ha authority to
use tho land and naval forces ot the United
States to drive tho Spaniards from Cuba and its
waters. Tho President has no doubt that he can
do just what he pliases under this authority,
even to the extent of sending a fleet against the
Spanish squadron at St, Vincent or Invading
Spanish territory In Europe. But the resolu
tions only direct him to make Spain re
linquish control over Cuba, and, what
ever the Intent of Congress, specific Instruc
tions to do anything else are not contained
in the measure approved last Wednesday.
It Is to secure the broadest authority In the uso
of theland and naval forces that the President
will ask Congress to declare war on Spain.
When that Is done he can go ahead with tho
clearest conception of what he has the right to
do and without the possibility of any criticism
that he Is without legislative power to carry the
war Into the enemy's country.
This matter was talked over at the Cabinet
meeting to-day. None of the official executive
family had any reason to give why there should
not be a declaration of war. The Spanish Min
ister of Foreign Affairs, in his note Informing
the American Minister at Madrid that tho reso
lutions of Congress approved by the Pres
ident were equivalent to an open declaration ot
war. admitted that war existed. The fact that
Minister Woodford had been dismissed and the
Spanish Minister in Washington had left the
United States, thus breaking off all diplo
matic relations between Spain and this country,
had been considered by the Administration as a
recognition that war crated. Everything that
had been done by Spain since Wedn-sday vir
tually declared war against the United States,
nnd the President and his Cabinet thought ther
was no longer any reason why a formal declara
tion of a similar character should not be made
by this Government, It was clear to th
Cabinet that, with a state of war actually recog
nized by a legislative declaration, tho Prosldcnt
would not be restricted In hl use ot mo land
and naval forces, nnd could luuul the Spanish
troops and vessels on whatever ground strategic
reasons might determine. Instead of confining
offensive operations to the waters In and around
Cuba and to the Island itself.
While there can of course be no question of
tho authority of the President under the inter
vention resolutions to blockade Porto Itlco and
to land troopu on that Island, diplomatic quib
blers might contend that there was nothing In
the resolutions to justify such a course. Porto
ltlco Is to bo blockaded, but with an express
declaration of war the right to prevent any
vessels from entering the port of San Juan or
any other place would be emphatically sanc
tioned without fear of tho criticism that the
Executive hud oxceeded bis responsibility In the
The Cablnot had a long talk over war meas
ures. It discussed the blockade of Cuban ports,
and heard Mr. Day, tho Assistant Secretary of
State, read a copy of the proclamation to that
effect, which was Issued later in tho
afternoon. Cabinet officers, always retlcont,
were much more so than usual after the meet
ing adjourned, but all cf them who wero seen
expressod satisfaction that everything looked
favorable to tomplcte success ot the plans ar
ranged for driving the Spaniards out of Cuba.
UAS Xlin JOI'EKA TOVXDEnZUT
A Benaallonal llrpert Maaril on Iba .iMtiiuntlon
Tim I Ktae Cilliacd with n llarb.
Fpeoial Cmblt Dttiialch to THE Bci.
Faimoctii. April 22,-Tho bark Albatross,
which has arrived at this port, roports that at
midnight on Tuesday she was run Into by an
unknown steamer, Tho steamer flashed a light
upon tho b.irk suddenly and then disappeared,
and It Is believed that she foundered.
The fact that the United States cruiser Topvka
left Falmouth at & o'clock Tuesday evening, and
would probalJy havo been about the scene of
the collision at midnight, Is regarded in ship--ping
circles hero r. being sufllqlcnt to establish
the belief thai she was the vessel that ran into
;.ta.f. v- ciamit ii i-A-.t. .aj- ..
OUR FIRST PRIZE OF WAR.
a apAwiia MJtncuAitxirAXifAnojsD
ST TJtB HEX TTXBX TLJSET.
Per Mams I Daena Tentnra, TThlch Mtaaa
Oietf X.nek Iter Flag Came Diwn In Bkirt
Order When a kst rrom the Xasnvllle
CrM4 nir Bw CKtirted lot Utr West
by Oir. 3unbel-VeMil and (torso TTortn
eso9.Uoo Tho run llardlr Uatfir Wat
for Havana When It Had This Adventure.
Kxr Wist, Fla., April S2.-At daylight this
morning the New York, tho Iowa and (ho In
diana were lying in lino In the outer harbor,
with the gunboat Nashville and Detroit off to
the southward on picket duty, and the Castine,
tho Newport, the Machlas and a naval tug
hovering around near the anchorage. A great
deal of elffpalllng had been done since 0
o'clock lost night, and just before sun
rise the Helena came from the Inner har
bor, while the torpedo boat Foote came to tho
flagship Just ahead ot her. A few minutes
later the Detroit left her station and went to the
Inner harbor, while the Nashvlllo came to the
flagship and then headed away to northward,
where the Machlas and Castine had boon lying.
At this thowholo squadron got under way In
two linos, the New York, Iowa and Indiana In
one line at tl southward, and the Helena,
Machlas, Nashvlllo and Casttno in another,
while tho naval tug and torpedo boat went
along in the Ice of tho flagship. By 0 o'clock
the Newport caroo to tho line from tho west
ward and took ber place behind tho Machlas.
Meantime a smoke had appeared on the hori
zon away to westward, and by 0 o'clock It wo
plain that this came from a merchantman. By
7 o'clock she was soon to bo a two-muted black
hulled ship, with white upper works and black
smokestack, having the colors of tho Spanish
flag painted around it. A Spanish flag was flung
to the breeze above the taff rail.
About (his time the squadron had been steam
ing slowly, say six knots, but at 7 o'clock tho
Nashville suddenly left the line, and at full
speed headed toward tho Spaniard. A moment
later a gun wa fired from the port battery ot
the Naahville. and the shot struck tho water a
few hundred yards away. The Spaniard at this
time wa bait a mile from tbi Nashville, and
she held her way, making no sign of having
given the shot any attention.
For two minutes tho Naahvllle hold hor way
In chase, and then tried anothor shot that
passed apparently within a rod ot the Span
lard' bow and clipped the spray from the crest
of the wave for a tnlio beyond. Tho offlcor on
the Spaniard's bridge at once reversed her en
gine, while a man ran aft and hastily lowered
her flag. At 7:16 o'clock the Nashville brought
to alongside the Spaniard, having every gun,
big and little, In the starboard broadside pointed
Then a wbaliboat wa lowered, and Ensign
Magruder, with a boarding crew of six men,
wa sent to tako chargo of the prize.
Bho was found to be the steamship Buena Ven
tura Good Luck, plying between New York
and Havana and West India ports. She had a
cargo of lumber on deck forward that was
stowed so as to give her a list to port. Mean
time th torpedo boat Foote had run down In
the wako of the Nashvlllo, and sua brought to
beside the Buena Ventura.
For the next half bour there was a good deal
of filling and backing by the Nashvlllo and tho
Foote a tbey lay about the Spaniard. En
sign Magruder took charge of the Spaniard'
paperaand.aent a report regarding them to
the'Nashtvilfe!'"Tbo papurs were tent thence to
the flagahip'by Itio Foote. The flagship, with
the battleships, had been lying to dnrlng this
time, and soon after this a number of guns wero
fired from th New York, the object of which
was not apparent to those on Tiik Sox despatch
boat. However, the torpedo boat, after tarrying
briefly at the flagship, returned to the Naah
vllle. Sho had brought orders that tbo Buena
Ventura was to be held, and a few minutes later
the Nashville headed toward Key West, and
was followed by the Buena Ventura. TnESux
despatch boat then wen t ahead to cable the news.
It wa observed, however, that when tbo
Nashvlllo nnd Buena Ventura had gone a mile
or so thoy wero stopped by a signal from Capt.
Samnson, and for about twenty minutes they
hung on tho wind. Then they hoaded nway
once more for port. As the Buena Ventura lay
awaiting orders from Capt. Sampson her crew
hung listlessly over tho rail or walked about her
deck and gazed at their capturers.
Two Spanish officers wire on the bridge most
ot the time, but one, apparently the Captain,
went to and fro from bridge to deck and down
below. An American sailor had the wheel.
Another stood on tho bridge near Ensign Ma
gruder and another guarded the main deck. Tho
sailors carried muskets and Ensign Magruder
had side arms.
The sailors on tho bridge and at the whoo lhad
bayonet In their belts, and the men on the dock
'kept muskets in their hands. Ono of those on
deeC was seen to examine his musket lock oc
casionally. The crew on the Nashvlllo and the
Foote and tho prize crew were entirely self-contained
during the time they wero waiting to
tart for port. No demonstrations of joy or ex
ultation wero seen.
The Buena Ventura Is said to land at pier 10,
East River, New York. The officers of the
Nashville are Commander Washburn Maynard,
Lieut. Albert C. Dillingham and CamoronMc.
It. WInslow, Ensigns Thomas P. Magruder,
Henry C, Iluenill, Carlton F. Snow, and J. E.
Walker; Assistant Surgeon Frank L. Pleadwell,
Assistant Pnymaster Timothy O'Lcary, and
Chief Engineer Edward It. Freeman.
The Nashville Is probably the moat serviceable
gunboat in the navy. She Is a notable figure In
tho squadron on account ot the clean lines of her
hull and her very tall smokestacks. Her coal
capacity Is so large that she can travel 0,000
miles on what she carries, and on a pinch might
do a fourth more than that.
Late this afternoon Commander Henry W.
Lyon, commander of the Dolphin, under instruc
tions from Capt. Harrington, went ashore and
delivered to United States District Attorney
Stripling the papers of tho Buena Ventura,
They were Indorsed:
" Papers of the Spanish merchantman Buena
Ventura, captured by the Urat-rato gunboat
Nashvlllo off Koy West Light, Aprils'.'. 1808."
The District Attorney will proceed to libel the
ship according to tho United htatos revised
Capt. Lutnrroga was allowed to remain on
his ship, but bis crew wero transferred to tho
Dolphin, They will be treated as prisoners, but
will bo permitted to so on shoro If they u ant to
cliunco it among the Cubans. '
carTMAVNmi jinp ma j-iiizk.
The capture fit the Buena Ventura stirred Key
West more than any event since the destruction
of the Maine. To be sure It was only a freighter
headed for an American port to coal, but It was
first blood Just the same.
When Tiib SOS despatch boat came steaming
through the channel she was recognized by the
crowds along tbo docks and they knew that
aometblngbad happened, A rush to the water
front began and when the despatches came
ashore and It became known that the first gun
in tho war had been fired enthusiasm knew no
bounds. From every quarter of the town
the people hastened to greet the Nashville and
ber crlzo. Thousands stood on the docks,
climbed up the trees nnd took to the rowbonts,
all yelling and cheering like mad. Through tho
channel came tho Nashvlllo, continued a nhort
distance and turning around also cast anchor.
Health Officer Sweeting hurried out to tho for
eigner In bit launch and found all on board
well. Ho then steamed ashore, and after
that no on was allowed to board her. When I
Tag, BUH'fl launch ran alongside tbo Uuena
Ventura, Ensign Macgruder stood on her deck,
the proudest man in the harbor. An armed
tnarlno paced th forward deck with his rifle on
bit sbouldor and a tremendous grin on bis face.
Back aft huddled the Spaniard crew, twenty
eight In numtjor, sullen and silent, squatting on
their haunches and looking daggers at the floet
ot rowbost that hovered all about. Acting
under orders. Ensign Magruder would allow no
one on board nor would he give any Information
After the Nashvlllo bad como to anchor a boat
load of marines put oft In command of, Ensign
Snow, who relloved Ensign Magruder. Thon
Capt Maynard' launch was lowered nnd be
put off to the Puritan to report to Capt. Har
rington, the senior officer In the harbor, now
that most ot th squadron Is away. On his re
turn to his ship bo received the reporters, who
ran alongside in a launch.
Capt. Maynard said that the Spaniard was
sighted nineteen miles off Key West nnd about
twelve miles from Sand Key Light. The Nash
ville was In advanco of tho rost of the squadron.
Tho two shot that brought the onemy to terms
were fired from th 4-Inch gun aft on tho port
sldo, and Otinnir Patrick Mallla sighted her.
Lieut. Dillingham wa In command.
When tho Spaniard hovo to and was boarded,
Ensign Magruder was greeted very courteously
by Capt. Luzarrnga, He told the ensign Hint
he hailed from Bllboa, Spain, and that he was
sailing from New Orleans to Rotterdam with a
cargo of lumber and cattle. Ho had expected to
stop at Norfolk for coal. H did not know that
the situation wa so critical.
Capt, Maynard (aid that he did not know what
the status of th prisoners was. He expected
that they would bo turned over to the United
States court And held until a determination
could be reached a to their disposition. The
vessel will be held hero awaiting orders from
Capt. Luzarraga caroo ashore from his ship at
0 o'clock and Stood around for a time on th
dock where the Dolphin was coaling. He la a
good-looking man, and took hi misfortune
good-naturedly. Ho said concerning It:
"Wo saw a fine-looking lot of war
ships coming toward us flying th Amer
ican flag, so we ran up our colors.
Wo did not know there wa any war on.
The next minute a shot whizzed past us. Th
next stopped us. I was angry at first, but later
1 cooled down, and when the Amorlcans camo
aboard I asked their commander into the cabin
to tako breakfast."
The crew of tho Spaniard refused to take shore
leave, and, having nothing bolter to do, tbey
helped the Dolphin's crew to cool.
The Buena Ventura struck on a sand bar at
the going out ot tbo tide. Two tugs aro trying
to pull her off. She is said to have sprung aleak.
WA8niMOTOK. April 22. It is reported that
the Buena Ventura, with her cargo, is valued at
9500,000. The mode of procedure in bringing
about her disposition as a prize vessel will be to
bring action In tho United States District Court
If the court finds that ths shin was a lcsrltlmate
prlzo ahe nlll be appraised, condemned, and
then sold at auction by the United States Mar
shal. If aha is taken by tho Government, then
the court will take notice ot her value as Bhown
by the Inventory. One-half of tho value of the
prize will go to the Government, Ot the
other hair, one twentieth part will go
to the commanding officer of the fleet;
the Fleet Captain will receive one one-hundredth
part, the balance of the other half will
go to the Nashville. Ot the part going to the
Naahvllle one-tenth will ba given to the com
mander of the vsssol, and thereat will ba dis
tributed among all the .officer and men on
board, according to their' rate of par. Naval
vessels within sjgna distance at thotlaoax-.
ture Is made are cntltle'd to aaharo In the prf&T
The Boen Ventura, under the Naihvlllo' es
cort, dropped anchor off Quarantine at 11
o'clock. The town went mad with Joy. Thou
sand of oxclted Cnbans lined the water front,
yelling and dancing In delight. Tho prize was
visited by Health Officer Sweeting, who found
all on board well. After bis launch put back to
shore a swarm of rowboats visited the vessel.
No one was allowed to board her, not evon news
paper men. The Spanish crew were grouped In
tho stem, squatting on their haunches and
gloomily discussing their ill luck.
Newpoht. ft. I April 22. Thore is great re
joicing in Newport to-night over the fact that a
Niwporter figured In tho capture of the first
prlzo In tho war. Commander Washburn May
nard of the cruiser Naahvllle is a Newporter,
his family now being hero. Ho married a daugh
ter of tho late Itov. Charles T. Brooks.
Tho Buena Ventura was build at Fundcrland,
England, for Larrlnnga tz Co. of Bllboa, Spain,
and was launched in December, 1971. Her Cap
tain, at tho time of capture was Luznrraga,
Her agents In this city were J. M. Cebalios k
Co. of 27 William street. When captured she
wis on her way from Pnsrncoula, Miss,, to Rot
terdam, with a cargo of about 873,000 feet of
yellow pine lumber, valued at $20,000.
A ship broker In this city offered the Buena
Ventura to the Board of Auxiliary Cruisers
somo tlmo ago. The description of the vessel on
file nt the office of tho board In the Army
building Is as follows:
The lluena Ventura Is a sicglo scrow iron
steamer, spiod nine knots, and dlsplacemsnt
1,7-11 tons. Sho la 278 feet long, 31 feet beam,
with a depth of hold ot 23 feet. She has what
Ih Xnown us a swell dock, that Is, docks fore
and aft, with a "wollhole" amidships. She has
four cemented bulkheads, compound engines of
210 horse power, two cylinders, one 3(1 inches
and tbo other 04 inches, with 48-inch stroke.
Sho Is fitted with two Scotch boilers, up to a
pressure ot 70 pounds. She has six furnaces.
She was last surveyed In March, 1807. Bho was
lost surveyed In this port on March 21, 1809, at
tho sectional dry dock, at the foot ot Pike
streot. Sho is rated In Lloyds at 100 Al.
juoitx pjuzes ooujso ovn WAX.
The Maalierrac and Airaaae XII. Bonad Tr
Havana with Tnoaa,
Sptctal Cable BttpatcK to Thc Bun.
London, April 22. A prize lo be captured by
the warships of the United States Navy will
probably be the Montsorrat, a Spanish steam
ship of 2,300 tons, which arrived at Las Pnlmae,
Canary Islands, on April 13, from Cndlz, with
troops and war material, Hhe sailed on the same
day with her isrgo for Havana.
Kev West. April 22, Tho squadron Is on the
lookout for tho mall steamship Alfonso XII.,
which Is duo from Spain at Havana to-day with
The Alfonso XII. Is one of lho fastest vessels
ot tbe Bpanlsh Transatlantic Couipnny, Sho Is
said to carry 1,100 soldiers, Llko most of the
vessels ot the Spanish Transatlantic line, the
Alfonso has two rapld-flro guns.
Key West despatches reported that great ex
citement had neon caused there by a report that
tbe Alfonso XII. bad becu blown up. This n-
fiort was taken to moan tbo cruiser ot that name
n Havana harbor. The story was generally
Another Bpanlsh Vessel Ca mural t
Washington, April 22. The Spanish vessel
Grucla, which loaded at Pensacola with sup
plies for tbo Bpanlsh forces In Cuba, Including
n number of army mules. Is supposed to ba'e
been captured by the vcasels of thc North At
lantic aquadron. Navy officials think she left
Pensacola joutcrilay, altuougb they havn no
Information on the subject. Unless sho got
nway very early her attempt to reach Hnvana
was probably frustrated by Capt. Sampson's
(ill ICIA HAILED UltDKR TIIK IIRITIBlt VI.AO.
Pensacola, Flo.. April 22. The Spanish
htuiuushlp Uracla, Clrarda. muster, sailed from
tho port of Pensacola for Liverpool on April 18
with a cargo consisting of 83,000 bushels of
corn, 2,004 bales of cottou, 200 hogsheads ot
tobacto, 0.71H sacks ot meal, 10,000 feet lum
ber, nnK 7,420 staves. The cargo ia valued at
sm.iOf. Tho Oracla cleared under the British
schcduU, Every coarialesci for cotumaltrs.-utdp, 1
. k .j'tStei-' . .,p--. . j.....,, .a,Vrfl fnHrt.n-hi'Wi f
CALL TO ARMS DELAYKD.
rftxarnryT's thoclamatiox post.
1'OJfKD VXXlt, XO.nAT,
A Mrlini Orfret Von id In th Vilnaleir Amy
nil! Agried t3poa by the Crracianfl
ttrntd br the President Oen. mum I
tnd la I'ermih. th Campaign In Cuba.
WASHINGTON. April 22. After two days of
keen expectation, during which It was believed
almost hourly (hat the President's proclamation
calling for 100,000 volunteer would b issued
from the Whtti Homo. It wa announced late
this ifternoon that tho call to arms would not
be made Until tomorrow. Some technical
defects wira discovered In the law author
ising the Presldont to raise a volunteer
army, and It was feared this afternoon at the
hour whon th President placed his signature
lo the momentuous document that tbe call
could not be lea-ally issued. In certain evanta
which seem probable tbe call will be proclaimed
by the Presldont to-morrow. Tho matter will
be left to tbo Attorney-General, or Congress
may take conclusive action.
The Army Volunteer bill, as agreed upon by
the two house of Congress to-day, was brought
to the Whtte Houso at about 2:30 P. M. by a
clerk ot tbo House Commttteo on Military Af
fairs, Secretary Alger and Gen. Miles walked
over from th War Department, having been
called to tho Executive Mansion, They re
mained with the President for more than an
hour. At 3:80 Secretary Porter camo from the
Cabinet room and announced that the
President' signature had been affixed
to the bill, and tlu-t It had thus
become a law. Secretary Alger said, as he and
Gen.Mlles returned to the War Department, that
the call would not be Issued until to-morrow,
although it was announced yesterday that a
proclamation would be made Instantly upon the
signing ot the bill. Tbe delay was caused by a
bungling pleco ot legislation which, strangely
enough, seems not to have been discovered until
shortly befor the bill was sent from tho Capitol
to the White House.
At that time same of the members ot the S. n
ate commttteo feared that tho measure as
agreed upon by th Conference Committee ot
tbe two bouse contained a serious defect. It was
instantly apparent to the President, Secretary
Alger and Gen. Miles that a question might
arise as to the legality of the action should the
Exocutlvo issuo a proclamation calling for
troops under authority of the bill. Tho
measure was drafted by Assistant Secre
tary Mieklojohn and Major J. N. Morris
of the Judge Advocate General's office, and it
was Intended by the f ramer that It should be
comoapermanentlaw.authorlzlng the Presldont
to raise a volunteer army, but that the number
of troops to bo called for to moot any emergency
In the country's history should be decided by spe
cial not or resolution ot Congress. In tbe present
case this special legislation was not employed
to supplement tho volunteer bill. It is main
tained by somo members of tho House and
Sonata Committees on Military Affairs that
tho needed authority is eonflnod in tho
amendment added to section 4 of tbe bill,
which authorizes tho President to call
Into the actual service of tho United States
th militia of the several States. Thsy
call attention to tbo fa,ct that the call
ing In pt tbo mllltla was authorised by
tho joint; resolution of, intervention in
Cub PW&Jha&twiTho Joint, reso-
-lnUoh'TTTO.resorTOeRjhj' a Imposing
the necessary limitation cm tho number hidden
whlch"th President, may call for. ThSAilor-'
noy-General ho been naked by tho President
privately for an opinion on tbo point.
It Is highly probable, however, that Congress
will dispose ot all possible controversy on the
point by passing a resolution specifically au
thorizing the President to call for 100,000 men.
It Is expected that tbe Senate will meet Im
mediately for this purposo after tbo funeral of
Senator Walthall to-morrow.
Tho intention ot tho trainers of tbo Volunteer
bill in using the term "within such limits as
may bo fixed by law" would thus be complied
with. The House expects to take up tho Army
Reorganization bill to-morrow, as well as tho
praposod resolution authorizing tbe President
to call for 100,000 men.
Pending the Issue of the call for volunteers
nnd tbe mustering ot the volunteer army.
Geo. MUfS has deoldod not to leavo
Washington for the South with his staff.
It Is rnoro than ever unlikely that the
regulars will be Bont to Cuba beforo tho
volunteors are ready to go, though a detach
moot may be sent to establish a base of supplies
nt some Cuban ports, as told In The Sun this
Brlg.-Gen. J. C. Brecklntldge, tbe Inspector
General ot the army, has asked to be allowed to
go to tho front, not In connection with his pres
eut assignment, but as n staff officer.
Th department has granted his request, and he
will go as Gen. MIlcs's chief ot staff. He Is the
flrat chief of a bureau In tho War Department to
be assignod lo duty in the field In the present
emergency, Whothor ho will still retain hli
neslgiimont ns InspectorGenoral has not been
determined, but It Is possible that he will con
tinue technically to hold tbo office,
Tho probability now Is that Oen. Mllos
will lead thp campaign personally In Cuba,
ulthough it was behaved at one time that
tho army headquarters woald be established
in Florida and that the active campaigning In
the island would be conduoted by Gen. Brooke.
Steps have beon taken to organise a splendid
corps of cavalry lu tho Cblckomauga Park,
in the expectation that the cavalry will play an
Important part in tho Cuban campaign. It
has not yet been decided whether a
volunteer cavalry will be organized, but the
six regiments of regulars now at Chlcamauga
will make a first-class fighting corps. The
corps will be commanded probably by Col.
Sumner of tho Sixth, recently stationed at
Fort Meyer, Va opposite Washington, or by
Col. Henry ot the Tenth. An artillery legion
will also bo organized and drilled from the sev
oral batteries of light artillery batteries ordored
to Chlcamauga last weak.
Tno Quarteruiustor-Goneral ot tbe army Is
making arrangements with railroad com
panies for tbe transportation ot volunteer
troops on a plan similar to that practiced
In 1801. It Is proposed so ask tho railroads
to fix a uniform rate for carrying the troop,,
and In esse this Is accomplished, tho open
ing of bids for transportation contracts will
be dispensed with. Tho Inspector-General has
prepared a list of articles to bo carried in the
Commissary Department, which In army life In
the field are considered "luxuries." Tboy
are to bo on sale at tho army contraot
prloe, and tbe plan Is Intendod to discourage
tbe numerous army of camp follower and s Hi
tlers who have Invariably followed tbe troops
In war times heretofore,
Lieut. Ellas Chandler of tbe Sixteenth In
fantry is recommended by the Secretary of War
fo-day for appointment as Colonel of the volun
teer regiment of Arkansas troops.
Gen, Greoly. Chief of the Signal Corps ot the
army, was called Into the Cabinet meeting to-day
for a few minutes so talk over plans In regard to
tbe esUbllsbmentot telegrapblo communication
between the army and bases of supplies while In
the field. Arrangimouts will bo made at once
for hiring an efficient corps of telegraph opera
tors and purchasing supplios In connection with
itliere It ! Alwais Aftirnian,
The New York Central's Lake bhor Llmlud lart4
INe-r fork in I bo atitraoon ', Chicago next
amruooni !av, Dstcsei) in itKnuiamiHia naehea
Hiw Yorkntxt eiternwu.4-lv,
aiib in; rinixo os xun Tonrat
A Itepirl Trim "panlah Ronrcm That th Ball
Hal Opened at Ilavana.
Tpeelat Cabl, Dupatth fa Tne Suit.
London, April 22. Tho Spanish Naval Com
mission, now In London, has boon officially In
formed from Madrid that tho forts at Havana
havo fired on American warships, and that th
The Spanish Commission Is tho solo autborltr
for this report. It Is discredited boro.
WAentNOTON. April 22. President McKlnlsy
read tho bulletins as to the firing on tho ships
at Havana, as reported from Madrid to tho
Spanish Nnval Commission In London, and as
sured Tub Son correspondent that he had re
ceived no Information whatever on the subject,
Capt. Crowntnshleld, Cblot ot the Bureau ot
Navigation, and his assistant, Coot. Dlcklns,
both said that thoy had received no inch Information.
OVJt JFLEBT OVF CVHA.
Admiral Mamnson'i Rnadnin Has Illiekadid
EnfViir, Fla, April 23-1 A.M. A tug
boat which has Just arrived reports that Ad
miral Sampson's fleet Is lined off the coast of
Cuba, and has blockaded Havana and other
SPAIX'S ItBSPJUlAXJS STltAITS.
Great Decline In Her leeurltles The financial
Sjttcial Cacti Dttpateh fo The Sux.
London, April 22. A despatch to the Stan
dard from Madrid say that the most unpleas
ant feature of the situation Is tbo panto whloh
Is prevailing at the Madrid and Barcelona
bourses and In financial circles throughout
Despite tbe energetlo efforts of tho leading
bankers and tbe remonstrances of tho press, the
peoplo have begun In Madrid, and even more in
the provinces, to crowd tho branch offices of the
Bank ot Spain to exchange notes for silver,
which has long been tho only coin of the
Tho Impartial says that In throe days IS,
000,000 pesetas havo thus been withdrawn
from the Bank of Spain at Barcelona,
The decline In Spanish funds and all the
favorite securities of native Investors has been
A everybody knows the Spaniards them
selves hold almost all their consols, tbe
Cuban debt and other Issues. Bank ot
Spain shares havo declined elnco the last
settlement from 404 to 270; Tobacco Monopoly
from 234 to 100, and Cuban bonds from 02 to
SI. Exchange on Paris has risen from 32 to 68,
and gold Is at a premium.
It was a presentiment of tho consequences of
war for Spanish finance that made the business
men npd financiers ot Spain tho warmest ad
vocates of & conciliatory policy and a peaceful
settlement, , ...
PBonatoNB rjtar sataka. '
Rndr'ld tnjfS X 'hortac li" reared- Bterv
Measure r Derenee Taken.
SjMcfuf Cable DttpatcK to Tbs hex.
MAimtp, April 22. A despatch received here
from Havana says that Honors Dole and Gl-
bcrgn, two of the Parliamentary Commission
appointed! to treat with the insurgents, havo
returned to Havana.
The despatch adds that there Is an ample sup
ply ot provisions in Havana, and no shortness Is
feared. The bankors and merchants havo
agreed to accept the notes of tbo Spanish Bank
of Havana as legal tender.
Evory measure of defence has beon taken.
Tho loading merchants have formally tendered
Gen. Blanco all their possessions for defence,
without any guarantoo of reimbursement be
yond Blanco's word.
SPA SIS II 21IXJ2S AX MANILA.
The Spaniards Drend a I,and Attack by the
Insurgent When Oar rieet Comes.
Sotctal Cable Deipatch to The Suk.
SnANanAi, April 22. The newspapers here
prematurely report that the American squad
ron has sailed from Hong Kong for Manila.
The Xort h China Gazette says that Manila
Bay, from Corrcgldor to the southern mainland.
Is covered with mines. Corrrzldor Is defended
by 0-Inch guns and numerous shore batteries
from Marl vales to Malnte.
Fresh guns have been mounted at Cavlte.
Tho Spanish dread an attack by tbe Insurgent
on land simultaneously with an American at
tack from tbe sea. It Is reported that
tho priests nnd commercial classes in Manila
favnr tho surrender of the city In order to avoid
Its bombardment. Tbe military declare, bow
ever, that they will resjst as long as possible.
They havo ample amunltlon. It Is reported
that the supply of coal at Manila Is short.
WILL XUE SOMK11S BJC DETAZffXDT
It Is Bald That Easland Will Mot Let Oar
Tarpedo Heat Leave,
Sptetal Cable Dei paleh to Tnc Sua.
Falmouth, April 23. Tbe United Statu tor
pedo boat Somen, which has twice started for
America, and which has each time been com
pelled to return, came out ot the dock this even
ing, having completed tho repair that were
necessitated by her running Into a pier head n
few days ago.
It Is eald here that, actual hostilities be
tween Spain and tho United Statos having
begun, the Government will not allow the
Soinars to leave.
Spain Bays She Will Claim All the Itlchti (be
Ilaa tinder International Iaw.
Speetal Cable Drivalch to Thc Sds,
Madrid, April 32. The report la confirmed
that Sefior Gullon, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
said. In reply to Mr. G. II. Barclay, tho
British Chargo d'Affalrcs, who had been
instructed by bis Government to make
inquiries regarding Spain's intentions con
cerning privateering and searching noutral
vessel s. that Spain would claim all the rights
sho possessed under international law.
This means that sho will Issue letters of
marque and search neutral ships for contraband
of war. ,
HPAIN'H XVHPKUU OUXJIOAT.
The Trmrrarla Maid I Have Bet Out from
Iluenm Aires Arier Ih Oregon,
Special Cable Deutattk to Tux Sen.
IIuknoh Avrbs, April 22. Tbe Spanish tor
pedo gunboat Tcnierarlo sailed from here to
day. It ia reported that she has gono to meet
the American battleship Oregon, which Is now
supposed to bo coming up from Cape Horn,
Tbe Temcrarlo is a steel torpedo gunboat
mounting six guns, and of 680 tons burden.
Simpson's w Lean Offlci and Safe CpoiltaulU
tta Wist 41011., oiar Uruadway. Jdr.
1 I . I 'li II 1 , 7IIJ
ANOTHER SEIZURE ,
The Spanish Mail Steamer If
Alfonso XII. Captured.
WASTEN MILES OFF HAVANA If
Shots from Cruiser New York . ;K
Brought Her To. llfl
The Bapart rrom Knr neat Bars lb Saeond ill I
Irlae or Admiral Bampvona Snadra n 9
drought In Kev West la the Sianlsh nail
Blenmor Alfomo XII. ' t'f rv3 J
Kev West, Kin.. April 23.-A Spanish mall 1
stcamor, bound from Porto Klco, was captured if ill
yosterday afternoon by tho cruiser Now York, 'fjjjj
ten miles off Havana. J m
8bo was chased several miles, and shot attar j 9
shot was sent after ber. She would not stop JjSj-R 9
until overhauled. Jjjj m
Ths captured steamer Is supposed to be tho J fj 9
Alfonso XII. lfai
IS XUE PARIS JSt DAXOERT J I t'l
A Seanlah U'arsnla Cralilaat Off ths Brltlsb J I $
Coast. I 3 S 9j
Sveeial Cable Ottpatchee to TBI Sea. ' fl j fflai
London, April 22. Spanish agents in London 3 ' i 11
havo been planning for several days to capture ,3 3
tho Paris It sho undertook to return to Now fl ' 1 9
York after war begun. A hint ot this reached 'S f I
the Aniorlcan lino officials, and tho commander Jlljl
of tho Paris had full warning before he sailed e1
to-day. M SI
It is learned in London to-night that tho '& i If
Spaniards expect to Intercept tbe steamer be- tj J jiflj
toro sho passes tho Llssrd. A Spanish warship, ' ; !
the name of which Is unknown, ha been cruls- i Iv'flJ
lag off tbe coast for a n cek past. ' , 9J
The Spaniards are so confident of the capture. j 3 njfl
ot the Paris that a I member ot the Spanish f? i M
Naval Commission in London to-night offered f f U
to wager odds with an Kogllsb frisndthat tha 4 I J
steamer would boiD,possesson. of the Spaniard .. i J I f 9J
Uf6ro-dajlighttmorro"w7 r.-$ fj !
tthe I wa dde to piis tho LUard on her , PJH
ordlnryicouraeatai,.1o,clockJo-nlgUtfbutsh8 . i S'iM
basptbeen reported there or elsowbero sine) : JnjH
passing Hurst Castle. $ g J
The fact that sbo has not been reported, does Ml
n6t by any means suggest that ahe haa boen KB
captured, for lho reason that her Captain has M M fl
probably taken a special course in order to H Bai
avoid being Intorceptcd. ' J m! B
The Paris has. of course, no armament, and ' ii wi H
must relysolcly on her speed. If she should b K-'jtS
capturod the first news ot tho fact would come ililif fl
from tho Spanish port to whloh she would he Ifl'llf I
taken, unless the capture was witnessed by -Jj 'Sjy fl
somo passing vessel, which would rcnort it. ij'lf SJ
A boastful Spanish offlcor belonging to tin m JH
Naval Commission declares that tbo American A ) j BJ
torpodo boat Homers, whloh has completod her jg .'
repairs nt Falmouth, and which will sail In a j $ '
fow hours, will fall Into Spanish hands assoon J 4 9J
as she has passed tbe Ihree-mlle limit. ' j, j J fU
Capt. Frederick Watklns of the Paris is ao- " ifjf '.! H
counted one of tbe best commanders In th ! ft f 9
Atlantio service. He knew when his ship J JJ ? JH
sailed from Southampton yesterday that a jjs H
state of nr cxlstod between his adopted si 4 !
country and Spain. Young Mr. Grlscom .J8 4 H
Of the American line said yesterday that '11 s a
hb had tbe utmost faith In the ability of tbe J 1 i S
Paris, under her veteran commander, to outwit ''S 3 flj
the swlftost cruiser tho Spanish had In their !f f H
naval service. Mr. Grlscom said he thonghl 171 Hj
the Paris, when pushed, could mako about two ' J if A
knots bettor than any vessel Spain had capable vjs (j
of pursuing boron the blgh sobs. Her corn man- ' Jill jH
dor Is an enthusiastic American, although h '51 fl
wa until five or six years ago an English sub- i i IJ
ject. The entire crew of the Paris, consisting of 'g'l afl
about 400 men, are on her. Many of them aro 'A ft
of British birth. All the younger officer aro J.j j M
native American. 'isSn ' afl
If tbo former Hamburg-American line steam- "tf.O M
sblps Normannla end Columbia have been fitted ti ' M
out as cruisers and are seeking th American i j ' ,IJ
liner. It is unlikely that tbey will catoh her, a j !H
sh Is nearly two knot fastir than either shin liljj ) fla
at top speed. Mr. Grlscom said that Capt. m ''' Ail
Watklns could se from the bridge on a deaf T :
day about twenty miles, and that If he sighted a . 8 1 B
warship of any kind anywhere on tbe borisoa 1 I 4 ; SJ
he would pile on th coal and steam in anothor 1 1 3 ! U
direction, j. i M
Southampton, April 22. The steamship '? J) , M
Paris sailed for New York thl afternoon on her W 1 1 , U
last trip prior to her going Into the service of J I '
tbo United States as a cruiser, Scenos of th 3 S j H
graateat enthusiasm attended ber departure. $ j-H
Sbo carried 130 paasangers and a heavy cargo, ' IS flj
including several quck-flre gun fittings. J y ' flj
As tho Paris passed tho dockbeads all of th vl'p, f nH
flags on tbe vessels lying at the wharves wer Jl'fr flj
dipped and the men on board the Union line "'J lit ' IJ
steamer Briton struok up "Yankeo Doodle," , li H
which they sang at the top ot their voices. Tb I :(' , H
crew of the Pari cheorod vociferously in ao- ij .v !
knowledgment. A J JBH
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Commodore Deweya faron Thero at O Last J If Ba
Sight Awaiting Order Th Baltimore Arrlv. A i BJ
tpetial Ceitle Detpeteh le th Bw. - f I H
Honq Kono, April 22. Tbe American fleet H I B
under command ot Commodore Dawey was i? "- BJ
still at this port at l o'clock this evening 4 fl
awaiting orders. '') , BB
The United States cruiser Baltimore ha r i j BB
rived hore. 'l i BB
rmax coNoitraaudir xo iwaiair. jj f BB
sir. Campbell of llllmla Ualag lion IsBslM it M M
IUdsaent or Volunteers. Vfr ' t BB
Waiiiinoton, April 22. Representative J ' i H
James It. Campbell of Illinois. Democrat, ha & j BJ
resigned and reported to tbo Secretary of War & ' BBJ
that he will at once raise a reglmont and offer l BH
lta services to the Government. i , . BBI
Mr. Campbell 1 the first member of th i
presont Congress to resign for the curpOMOf g
going to war. BanTai
A Valaabl War 3fa. j?A 1 BBI
Showing Spanish possessions, Atlantio esttt Jj J; 1 jBBJ
Spain, Cuba, and neighboring Islands warship 3gj ; ' j BBJ
ot the two navies and a simple plan to follow JS 6, I ' 'BJ
their woymfn to a valuable lupplemmt gtva flSJl j. f BBJ
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